Have you been waiting to get a Covid-19 vaccination slot but have not been able to do so? If yes, here we bring a great piece of news for you! Booking a vaccine slot for Covid-19 has now become easier.
The government of India today introduced a new facility using which one can book a vaccination slot via the popular instant messaging app, ‘WhatsApp’.
Not simply booking, but users will also be able to locate their nearest vaccination centre too via WhatsApp.
The Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya took to his official Twitter handle and made the announcement about booking a covid-19 vaccine slot on WhatsApp.
How to book your Covid-19 Vaccination Slot on WhatsApp
Mansukh Mandaviya tweeted by writing, “Paving a new era of citizen convenience. Now, book COVID19 vaccine slots easily on your phone within minutes. Send ‘Book Slot’ to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp, Verify OTP, Follow the steps.”
Paving a new era of citizen convenience.
Now, book #COVID19 vaccine slots easily on your phone within minutes.
🔡 Send ‘Book Slot’ to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk on WhatsApp
🔢 Verify OTP
📱Follow the steps
Book today: https://t.co/HHgtl990bb
— Mansukh Mandaviya (@mansukhmandviya) August 24, 2021
Well, if you are wondering what is the process to book a vaccine slot on WhatsApp then let me tell you, it is quite simple.
Below are the steps for booking a Covid-19 Vaccination slot:
- Firstly, add MyGov Corona Helpdesk number 9013151515 as a contact.
- Then, send a ‘Book Slot’ message to the Helpdesk contact (which you added) using WhatsApp.
- Next, you need to enter the 6-digit OTP which will be generated on the respective mobile phone number through SMS.
- Lastly, users will have to select a convenient date, Location, Pincode as well as the preferred Vaccine Type.
- Once you receive the confirmation of the vaccine centre and appointment date, you are done with booking the Covid-19 vaccine slot.
Check out one more tweet regarding the same announcement:
Now you can book your vaccination slot on WhatsApp!
All you have to do is simply send 'Book Slot' to MyGovIndia Corona Helpdesk, verify OTP and follow these few simple steps.
— MyGovIndia (@mygovindia) August 24, 2021
Earlier this month on August 5th, MyGov and WhatsApp coordinated and introduced a new facility that allowed the users to download the Covid-19 vaccination certificates using WhatsApp. Using this initiative, more than 32 lakh vaccination certificates have been downloaded by users in the country.
The Health Minister’s office took to Twitter and shared, “Revolutionising common man’s life using technology! Now get #COVID19 vaccination certificate through MyGov Corona Helpdesk in 3 easy steps. Save contact number: +91 9013151515. Type & send ‘covid certificate’ on WhatsApp. Enter OTP. Get your certificate in seconds.”
MyGov CEO Abhishek Singh shared that MyGov Corona Helpdesk has been a great technological solution using which millions of people have benefited across the country.
He said, “Since its launch, MyGov Corona Helpdesk, enabled with support from Haptik and Turn.io, has evolved into a go-to platform that is not only helping citizens with authentic Corona-related information but is now also aiding them in the process of vaccine booking as also finding vaccination centers and slots and downloading vaccination certificates.”
As of now, 58.8 crore vaccine doses have been done in the nation. The government is looking forward to vaccinating 108 crore adult citizens by this year-end.
So, if you are above 18 and have not yet received your Covid-19 vaccination, book your vaccine slot today via WhatsApp.